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Some [Scattered & Disjointed] Thoughts on the 'Problem' of Preaching

Ever so often, perhaps every generation, a new paradigm for preaching emerges — the new aim of homiletics, so to speak. More likely than not, this is grossly understated. 378 more words


John Climacus: "the custody of the mouth and love of being dishonored"

“There is a glory that comes from the Lord, for He says: Those who glorify Me, I will glorify. And there is a glory that dogs us through diabolic intrigue, for it is said: Woe, when all men shall speak well of you. 217 more words

Religious/Theological Reflections

Trees of Life

Concerning our destiny, our ultimate end, Archbishop Ullathorne writes in his book Endowments of Man: “If man were made for himself, he must be sufficient for himself, which is contradicted by all the facts of his nature.” Rather: “Man is a subject made for an object, and nothing can satisfy him but the object for which he is made. 366 more words


Family and community * Familie und Gesellschaft

“Christian Science … pre-eminently promotes affection and virtue in families and therefore in the community.” (Mary Baker Eddy)


“Die Christliche Wissenschaft … fördert in höchstem Maße die Zuneigung und die Tugend in den Familien und dadurch in der Gesellschaft.” (Mary Baker Eddy)

He says, she says

I am perplexed by the ironies and contradictions present here in the Western culture.

That’s a very broad statement and could mean hundreds of different things. 642 more words


It's That Time Again

It’s Fall, Y’all!

It is once again the time of year in Texas where you can leave the house needing a jacket and by midday need shorts and t-shirt. 1,714 more words